The former capital of the mighty Caliphate is now
the quiet capital of the province of Córdoba. From more
than a million inhabitants in the 10th century it has
shrunk to 328,430 today (2009). The city is located on the
Guadalquivir river (named by the Arabian "Wadi-al-Kebir" = big river). It
lies in the fertile Campiña, home of vineyards and olive
Mezquita – Catedral –
the former mosque with a Christian cathedral built in its
middle is considered a "site of world
heritage". Inside it is still decorated with a large
number of arches (856) and columns, while its exterior was
built like a fortress
Judería – the old Jewish quarter close to
the Mezquita with winding, narrow streets such as the
Calleja de las Flores, the old Synagogue and the Bullfight
Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos – built
by the Christians as a fortress with wonderful gardens
Torre de la Calahorra - Moorish fort,
reconstructed in the 14th century on the other side of the
Roman Bridge. Today the Museum vivo de Al-Andaluz.
|Museo Arqueológico Provincial -
Roman, Visigothic and Arab exhibits. The museum has its
location in an ancient Renaissance palace
de la Constitución (Plaza de la Corredera) - plaza
(17th century) with arcade structure, formerly used for
de Viana –
noble mansion with 12 courtyards and several gardens.
|Ruins of a Roman Temple – close to the town hall
Museo de Bellas Artes – art museum in the
former Charity Hospital located on the Plaza del
Potro. Exhibits of the Andalusian Baroque
Museo Julio Romero de Torres – works of
the Cordovan painter in the house of his birth
|Various churches of the 13th century: Santa Marina de Aguas Santas, San Pablo, San Miguel,
San Nicolás de la Villa, San Lorenzo.
(Medinat al-Zahra) – partly restored palace city built
on three terraces during the Caliphate period.
Located almost 8 kms/5
miles west of Córdoba (road C-431).
– former monastic settlement, various hermitages and a
church. First inhabited in the 4th century. Located 7
kms/4 miles north. (local road to Villaviciosa).
of the Caliphate - from Córdoba passing the
Sierras Subbéticas, Alcalá la Real and some smaller
villages of the Granadian Vega reaching finally Granada.
Plaza de Judá Levi
Railway station "Ctra.
Conde de Guadalhorce" with AVE (= High speed train)
from/to Madrid and Seville.
Trains (RENFE) to Málaga, Granada, Algeciras
Motorways to Seville, Jaén/Madrid.
Local roads to Granada, Málaga, Extremadura/Portugal.
(Llanos del Castillo): exclusively for private charter
More than 70 hotels and hostels of different categories
many possibilities in the Jewish Quarter , e.g. Plaza del Potro
and Plaza de la Corredera. Speciality of Córdoba:
Salmorejo (Cream, based on the famous
A lot of very good restaurants, influenced by the Arab
kitchen. Ask for: : "Cola de
toro" (braised bulltail).
and music events: Gran
Botanical garden and zoo
Horse and riding shows: "Caballerizas Reales"
shopping streets and places: Plaza de las Tendillas:
José Cruz Conde, Conde de Gondomar
Silver filigree work can be found all around the
Leather studios in the Calleja de las Flores.
Local craft market "Zoco Municipal de Artesanía"
close to the Mezquita.